Indictment issued

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 24, 2006

for attempted murder

Victim says attacker

left him for dead

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A Selma man has been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury for the attempted murder of a man who said his attacker left when he thought he was dead.

Aaron Davis Jr., 25, of 1510 C. Legrand, was indicted for attempted murder for the April 9, 2006 incident at Minter Avenue and Weaver Street, when Michael Stallworth, 24, was shot with a 9mm handgun. When police arrived at the scene, Stallworth was discovered lying on the ground with multiple bullet wounds, according to police reports.

Davis has remained in the Dallas County Jail on $250,000 bond since his arrest.

When authorities questioned Stallworth he identified Davis as the person who shot him. Stallworth, who was shot seven times, told police that Davis assumed he was dead before walking off leaving him, with his gun in his hand.

Stallworth was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center by ambulance, and recovered from injuries sustained in the shooting.

The initial charge against Davis was assault, first degree. After authorities learned Davis reportedly stood over the victim and assumed he was dead, the charges were upgraded to attempted murder. Davis was arrested April 28 and charged with attempted murder.